Sometimes a sketch says a thousand things better then a whole monologue of how line can change the balance of an elevation. A case in point: my client was unhappy with how the large flat screen next to the fire place did not work, a suggestion was to put a cloth or curtain around it. My analysis was not the tv but the half round console table on the other side. A row of shelves with books would balance the whole wall, you have all straight lines: the fire place, the flat screen, the mantle piece. Replace the console with shelves, a quick sketch explained the solution:
I think it makes a more logical arrangement...... and more pleasing. Working on it now.